Calm Morning: Queen of Katwe

Calm Morning: Queen of Katwe

Join us for sensory-friendly gallery exploration and a family workshop inspired by the accessible screening of Queen of Katwe (2016).

We invite visitors to our Calm Mornings program on Saturday, March 30, from 9am to 1pm, inspired by the film Queen of Katwe (2016). ASL interpretation will be provided.

9–10am | Early Gallery Access
Explore the Inventing Worlds and Characters: Animation and Effects galleries in our Stories of Cinema exhibition on Level 3, where sound and lighting adjustments will be made for a more sensory-friendly viewing experience.

10–11am | Family Workshop
Visit the Shirley Temple Education Studio on the museum’s Lower Level for a family workshop inspired by Queen of Katwe (2016).

This workshop is inspired by themes of dreaming big during Oscars season, and the determination of the main character, Phiona, to become a chess champion in today’s accessible screening of Queen of Katwe.

Families can illustrate themselves winning an Oscar, write their acceptance speech, and use our green screen to depict themselves in their future dream role or career!

In addition to the Calm Mornings program, we encourage visitors to attend our accessible , open-caption screening of Queen of Katwe at 11am in the Ted Mann Theater. The screening is part of our weekly Family Matinees film series. A separate admission ticket is required.

The Shirley Temple Education Studio will remain open during the screening as a space for relaxation and continued art-making until 1pm.

If you have any questions or need assistance planning your visit, please email

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